Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Update: Fatal Crash, I-184 & Curtis

   Boise, March 10, 2012 - Boise Police detectives have been informed that a second teen has died as a result of her injuries in the crash that happened early Saturday morning, March 3rd, one week ago today. 

    The teen was seated in the back seat of the car when it hit a cement wall on Curtis Rd. at I-184. Investigating officers say the car appears to have been traveling at an extremely high rate of speed when the single car crash occurred.

    At this time, the investigation continues into the cause of the crash. Further details will be release when available. 

    The thoughts and prayers of those with the Boise Police Department go out to the families of the young people involved in the crash.

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  Boise, March 3, 2012 - Boise Police continue to investigate a horrible car crash that happened early this morning on the Curtis off ramp from the I-184 connector.

 
   Involved: The crash involved a single car, a 2002 Silver Lexus 4-door with five people inside ages 17 - 19, three boys and two girls.
 
   Fatality/Injuries: One person was killed instantly in the crash. Three others, including the driver remain hospitalized with what officers have been told are life-threatening injuries.
 
   Cause: What caused the crash remains under investigation, but officers are certain excessive speed was a contributing factor.
 
   The name of the young man killed is being released by Boise Police In cooperation with the Ada County Coroner's Office:
 
Deceased: Scott R. Hyde, 18 of Meridian.
 
   Investigating officers believe Scott was in the back seat of the car.
 
   Seat Belts: Boise Police Crash Reconstruction experts say it appears 4 of the 5 occupants of the car, including the deceased and the three hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, were not wearing seat belts.
 
   The only occupant who appears to have been buckled in was the front seat passenger. She suffered non-life threatening injuries. Because she is a juvenile, no further information is available on her condition or status.
 
   What Happened: The crash was reported at 1:22 this morning. When officers got to the scene at N. Curtis Rd and Opohonga Street, just north of the connector, they found a single car that had struck a cement wall at a high rate of speed. The violence of the impact scattered debris from the crash over a very large area. The cement wall itself was also damaged. Boise firefighters had to extricate both front seat occupants.
 
   Witnesses: Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have seen the silver 4-door Lexus to contact them. Officers believe the Lexus traveled up Front Street to I-184 possibly via Broadway or Boise Ave. Anyone who may have seen the Lexus prior to the crash is urged to call 570-6290.